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The West Lafayette Police Department is a full-service municipal police department serving a community comprised of over forty-two thousand year round residents and a forty thousand Big Ten university student population

The police department has a staff of 84 employees, including 50 sworn officers whose mission is to protect and serve the community and provide a myriad of other police services. The police department places strong emphasis on crime deterrence through highly visible patrols including foot patrol, bicycle patrol as well as motorcycle patrol.  A very strong emphasis is placed on education pertaining to crime prevention, traffic safety, drug and alcohol abuse, and child safety programs at all school levels and in presentations and programs to business and civic organizations.

We are dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards while serving the community in which we work and live. We are committed to the enforcement of laws to protect life and property, while also respecting individual rights, human dignity, and community values.

The highly trained, dedicated professionals of the West Lafayette Police Department work closely with all area police departments in cooperative crime presentation programs and joint training exercises to ensure consistent, well-coordinated police service throughout the Greater Lafayette Community. The high standards attained by the West Lafayette Police Department are a major contributing factor in the excellent quality of life enjoyed by the citizens of West Lafayette.

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    May activity report including calls for service.
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  • Press Release-Attempted Robbery
    West Lafayette Police were called to the Circle K at 706 Northwestern Ave. reference an attempted robbery. Suspect demanded money from the clerk while smashing a stick or baton type weapon on the counter. Cashier was unable to open the safe causing ...
  • 2017 April Monthly Report-Chief
    April monthly report including calls for service.
  • Suspect arrested in stabbing investigation
    Nathan Curtis Tedder, age 29, has been arrested for Battery, Battery Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon, pending formal charges by the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor's Office. This arrest is for the incident r...

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Jason Dombkowski, Chief of Police
Jason Dombkowski
West Lafayette Police Department (more)
711 W Navajo St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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